Latest United States News

Massachusetts tax collections in July total $2.25B

Aug. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts tax collections in July totaled $2.25 billion. That's $110 million or 5.1% more than the actual tax collections in July 2020. July is typically one of the smaller tax collection months because no quarterly estimated payments are due for most...

Florida to spend training camp in hotel to combat COVID-19

Aug. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will spend at least part of its training camp in a hotel as coach Dan Mullen searches for ways to avoid another COVID-19 outbreak within the program. The Gators begin three weeks of fall practice Friday, with Mullen understanding much...

North Dakota officials report 1st case of anthrax in cattle

Aug. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota agriculture officials are warning producers to monitor their livestock after the first case of anthrax was confirmed earlier this week. The disease was reported in cattle in a Kidder County beef herd. Officials say producers in the...

Sarkisian, new coach at Texas, wants to stay in the moment

Aug. 05, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian has yet to make his debut in the Big 12, but the new Texas coach was asked Thursday to ponder life in his next league, the Southeastern Conference. Texas and Oklahoma will move to the SEC at some point between 2022 and 2025. For...

Bounce-back Bundy, Angels roll to 5-0 victory over Rangers

Aug. 05, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dylan Bundy pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning in the opening day starter's second appearance since returning from a demotion to the bullpen, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Thursday. Adam Eaton homered, and...

J.R. Richard, power pitcher for Astros in '70s, dies at 71

Aug. 05, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — J.R. Richard, a huge, flame-throwing right-hander who spent 10 years with the Houston Astros before his career was cut short by a stroke, has died. He was 71. The team announced his death on Thursday but did not provide any further details. ...

Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

Aug. 05, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faced new legal challenges -- including from a school district where more than 800 staff and students are quarantining because of a COIVD-19 outbreak -- and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as Republican lawmakers...

3 Miami Dolphins removed from COVID-19 reserve list

Aug. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three of the four Miami Dolphins players who had been on the COVID-19 reserve list were removed from it Thursday. Coming off the list were tight ends Cethan Carter and Adam Shaheen and receiver Preston Williams. Tight end Mike Gesicki remained...

Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank push back office returns due to virus

Aug. 05, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp. two of the largest employers in downtown Minneapolis, are pushing back their return-to-office plans this fall as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, while two more private colleges have announced they will require students and employees to be...

Nursing home inspections to include staff vaccinations

Aug. 05, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials plan to visit every nursing home to check on the number of employees who've been vaccinated for COVID-19. The move comes as federal data show at least 16 facilities in the state have staff vaccination rates below 50%. ...